The dust is only starting to settle on the floors of the Palexpo Arena in Geneva after a barrage of new cars and concepts were unveiled just weeks ago, but already we’re gearing up for the next major event on the auto show calendar, the 2015 New York Auto Show.
Over the next few pages you’ll see our hand-picked list of some of the cars that we know are coming, as well as what we know about them so far. The action all unfolds April 1, and you can bet there will be a few surprises in store. To stay on top of it all, at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the show via our dedicated hub and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner: You’ve probably never heard of Lyons Motor Car but there’s a good chance you’ll be hearing about them a lot in the near future. That’s because Lyons will be presenting a 1,700-horsepower supercar at the New York Auto Show, one developed right here in America. Lyons is hoping to become America’s answer to bespoke outfits such as Pagani and Koenigsegg, but unfortunately its new supercar, called the "LM2 Streamliner", appears to be a long way from production.
LM2 Streamliner from Lyons Motor Car
2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe: BMW’s 6-Series range recently underwent a mid-cycle update, so that means the version from German tuner Alpina also needs to be updated. We’ll see Alpina’s updated 6-Series, the B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, in the Big Apple. Among the upgrades are some styling tweaks up front, more power under the hood and some extra luxuries in the cabin. In case you’re interested, the Alpina special is a custom-order vehicle, requiring an additional two weeks of production time to enable the hand-finished Alpina treatment.
2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
2016 Ford Focus RS: The Focus RS was just shown in Geneva but now it’s making its North American debut. There’s a lot we know about the car but we still don’t have info on the performance, power or pricing. What we do know is that the car sports a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder with more than 316 horsepower. It also has a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring, adjustable suspension, and a number of driving modes including an industry-first drift mode. Sales will commence in the spring of 2016.
2016 Ford Focus RS
McLaren 570S Coupe: There’s a new entry-level family of cars coming to McLaren, and the first member will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show. The line of cars is known as the “Sports Series”, and the first member has been confirmed as the “570S Coupe”. The basis of the Sports Series is the same carbon fiber monocoque chassis used in McLaren’s other cars, and borrowed from them as well is the familiar Ricardo-built 3.8-liter V-8 engine and Graziano-sourced seven-speed SSG dual-clutch transmission. The 570S Coupe is rated at 562 horsepower, which means it will compete against the likes of the 552-hp Ferrari California T and the 560-hp Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Teaser for McLaren 570S Coupe debuting at 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition: The new generation of the Range Rover Sport is already a hot SUV thanks to the arrival of the new SVR model, which takes the Jaguar-Land Rover 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 and turns up the handling wick as well. Think of the 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition as the saner, more design-conscious choice. It gets Jaguar Land Rover’s familiar supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, which in its latest application is tuned to deliver 380 horsepower.
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition
Hit the next page to see the luxury cars that will be on display at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and remember to follow our dedicated hub for all the latest updates.
2016 Jaguar XF
2016 Jaguar XF: With all of the excitement surrounding the arrival of the new XE small sedan, it’s easy to forget that Jaguar is also set to introduce a new generation of its XF mid-sizer in the very near future. The design of the exterior may not have changed much but underneath the pretty sheet metal are some significant updates that allow the new XF to weigh up to 265 pounds less than its predecessor in some trims. Under the hood, there’s a choice of two 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engines: one rated at 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, the other at 380 hp and 332 lb-ft. Both rear- and all-wheel drive will be offered, and we expect more powertrains to be launched later in the life cycle.
2016 Cadillac CT6: The Cadillac CT6 is one of the most anticipated debuts of the New York Auto Show, and Cadillac has just honed the edge of our interest: the automaker has confirmed that the CT6 will pack a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine good for 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. If you’re not quite up to date with Cadillac’s new naming strategy, the CT6 is a largish sedan that will offer similar space and amenities to the smallest wheelbase versions of vehicles like the Audi A8 and BMW 7-Series. However, the CT6 isn’t Cadillac’s oft-rumored flagship. There will be one, or perhaps even two models positioned above it at some point.
2016 Cadillac CT6 in new spot ‘The Daring: No Regrets’
2016 Lexus RX: Lexus is working on a new generation of its RX, which we will see for the first time in New York. The new RX will share its underpinnings with the latest Toyota Highlander and may offer a seven-seat option for the first time. We know the vehicle will be growing in size compared to the current model, and it will be lighter, too, thanks to the use of aluminum in some of its construction. A single teaser image, shot from a high rear-three-quarter angle, shows what looks a lot like a coupe-style profile, with the C pillar swooping downward to become almost parallel with the rear fender.
2016 Lexus RX teaser image
2016 Infiniti QX50: Infiniti is set to unveil an updated version of its QX50 next week, one that we believe will be similar to this Chinese-spec car unveiled late last year. The updated QX50 will feature a wheelbase increase of more than three inches, creating additional rear legroom and cabin space. Unfortunately, Infiniti’s QX50 dates back to the EX35 launched in 2007 so we would have preferred to see an all-new model unveiled.
2015 Infiniti QX50 Long-Wheelbase (Chinese-spec)
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE: At the Detroit Auto Show back in January, we were treated with the reveal of the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. But isn’t the GLE Coupe just a coupe-like version of the GLE (the new name for the M-Class)? It is, and we’ll be getting our first look at the non-coupe-like GLE in New York. The vehicle is essentially an updated version of the M-Class introduced back in 2012. In addition to some styling tweaks, there is also a new plug-in hybrid variant. Of course, there's also a high-performance version from Mercedes-AMG as well.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: In addition to presenting the new Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition, Land Rover will also use the New York Auto Show to introduce a series of updates for the rest of the 2016 Range Rover Sport line. Among the changes is the addition of a diesel-powered HSE Td6 variant as well as improved connectivity and capability.
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Hit the next page to see what else will be on display at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and remember to follow our dedicated hub for all the latest updates.
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That’s it for now, but at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the 2015 New York Auto Show via our dedicated hub.
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